Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal
September 07, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:30am
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.
July 24, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
It is expected that 62 percent of all new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases will be concentrated in Russia, China, and India, according to Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee.
June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.
May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Panelists discuss the rapid state of urbanization and the health status of the urban poor in Asia and, specifically, in India, where the urban population is projected to expand from 328 to 550 million by 2026, and the urban poor are currently estimated at between 80 and 100 million.
April 26, 2007 // 8:30am — 1:00pm
The Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars and the Inter-American Foundation are pleased to present a half-day conference to share perspectives, experiences, and lessons regarding the best ways to promote gender equity and increase development effectiveness
April 10, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Environmental degradation and communicable disease, perhaps surprisingly, rank among China's top risks. China's successful economic reforms have, in great part, been built on environmental destruction and growing social inequalities.
April 04, 2007 // 9:00am — 12:45pm
The Global Health Initiative and the Division of United States Studies are pleased to present a half-day conference on disparities in health status in the United States.
March 21, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
For the eighth year in a row, the China Environment Forum hosts a screening of a film in the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. This year's film—The Blood of Yingzhou District—won best documentary short subject at the 2007 Academy Awards® for its portrayal of HIV/AIDS orphans in China.
February 28, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Pablo Gottret, Senior Health Economist, World Bank; Marty Makinen, Vice-President, International Health, Abt Associates; and Hugh Waters, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
February 27, 2007 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
Andrew Maynard, Chief Scientist, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies;Piotr Grodzinski, Director, Nanotechnology for Cancer Programs, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health;Dr. Peter A. Singer, Senior Scientist, McLaughlin Rotman Centre, University Health Network; Professor, University of Toronto; and Distinguished Investigator, Canadian Institutes of Health Research; and Jeff Spieler, (Moderator) Division Chief, Research, Technology, and Utilization Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, U.S. Agency for International Development